Thinking Sensing and Behaving

Photograph of a man cleaning and taking care of a child at the same time
The brain works best with one job at a time, but daily life calls for multitasking, causing a “bottle neck” in the brain.
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Sorting through past experiences to help make our best choices possible.
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A battle for the prize of the last connection standing.
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Understanding how the developing brain grows, changes, and learns provides a fuller picture of how this complicated machine works.
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These dorsal root ganglion cells respond to temperature to help us quickly calculate our next move.
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Fish eyes’ stored stem cells could give clues to develop potential therapies for an injured mammalian eye.
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Jazz musician Pat Metheny and neuroscientist Charles Limb find a common note in the keys of improv.
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Our sleep schedules aren’t simply personal preferences — they’re innate, biological predispositions that affect our physical and mental health.
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A growing body of research now shows that poverty changes the way children’s brains develop, shrinking parts of the brain essential for memory, planning, and decision-making.
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The idea that waking a sleepwalker could give them a heart attack or cause brain damage is a myth. But try not to wake them if you don’t have to.
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The risks of antidepressants during pregnancy are minimal — and they pale in comparison to the risks of not treating depression.
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Learning new information isn’t quite so easy as popping in headphones and passively listening to taped lectures while you slumber — not yet, anyway.
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The terrifying experience is not paranormal activity but a common neurological phenomenon.
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